MMAC & PLP Update
October 2016 by Scott HarnThere are some miners who are under the impression that an organized Mining District will immediately get the regulatory agencies off their backs so they can start digging or dredging again.
While the Water Board documented the selenium levels in fish and noted they exceed the levels of mercury, they have yet to acknowledge the numerous scientific studies that show selenium effectively neutralizes the effects of mercury.
Modoc County, California, is the latest county to use emergency powers to declare a state of emergency in order to take control of roads and trails away from federal agencies.
Another California Assembly member, Jared Huffman, is attempting to ban dredging in the state on a more permanent basis.
• "Recreational" mining bills in Washington State
• Three more national monuments
Under the previous administration, the EPA declared the ditch was a federally-protected waterway, and Robertson needed a federal permit under the Clean Water Act.
The petition seeks specific changes to existing Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management regulations to restore the intent of Congress and federal preemption.
Somehow the Bureau of Land Management seems to have forgotten that they work for the people.
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